New Zealand Essay Topics

Treaty of Waitangi Case

At around 1830’s there were about 120,000 Maori aborigines in New Zealand, added with around 2000 settlers from other places. There was an influx of immigrants at that time. Because of that efforts for negotiation between the Maori and the British government were made. After that, several instructions regarding the issue were given to the… View Article

The Treaty of Waitangi

The historical and contemporary interpretation of the treaty of Waitangi and the Doctrine of aboriginal title in New Zealand case law and statute, reflects the pattern of what Moana Jackson refers to as the “colonizing context” the treaty itself came into being on 6th February 1840. It was signed between the British crown representatives and… View Article

First Past the Post to Mixed Member Proportional

A change in New Zealand’s voting system last occurred in 1996, after a binding referendum in 1993 resulted in the change from First Past the Post (FPP) to Mixed Member Proportional (MMP). In November of this year, New Zealanders will head to the polls once more, this time wondering whether to retain MMP, modify it… View Article

Changing police culture

The New Zealand police for the last 30 years has faced an unfriendly and an unprofessional police culture that has infringed on both the rights of fellow police offices and those of the society as a whole. This culture of open and fear less sexual misconduct and harassment of women through rape and other forms… View Article

Katherine mansfield

One of the world’s leading short story writers, Katherine Mansfield was born in 1888 in New Zealand. The second child of Annie and Harold Beauchamp, Katherine grew up in Thordon in Wellington within a large close family. In 1893, her parents, siblings, grandmother and aunts all moved to Chesney Wold where Katherine wrote of some… View Article

The Functionalism of Gangs in New Zealand

Gangs have been perceived as a predominant and rising social issue in New Zealand since as early as the 1950s. Associations of crime and deviance have been the focus of media and law enforcement throughout this time but the issues associated with gangs do not prevail singularly within the construct of the groups. It is… View Article

1981 Springbok Tour

Focus Question: What was the background to the 1981 Springbok Tour of New Zealand? For 56 days in July, August and September 1981, New Zealanders were divided against each other in the largest civil disturbance seen since the 1951 waterfront dispute. More than 150,000 people took part in over 200 demonstrations in 28 centres, and… View Article

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

This essay will discuss the importance of partnership with parents/whanau, providing responsive relationships and interactions with children and biculturalism on society. Research shows that children who attend an early childhood centre providing care of high quality succeeded more at school, stayed at school longer and kept achieving more in their early adult years. They grew… View Article

100% Nz Case Study

The parties undertaking market research and management for any particular case must first decide on the decision problem for the study. The decision problem refers simply to the statement of circumstances which require analysis and a specific course of action or series of actions to rectify a problem, improve upon a situation, or even retain… View Article

Implications of Islamic finance for securities law in New Zealand

The global growth and development of Shari’ah compliant financial products has been more pronounced in the last three decades, when several countries already had established laws and regulations governing finance and securities. The materialization of variety of capital market products, compounded by progression of market activity, not confined to the traditional jurisdictions in Asia and… View Article

The Effect of European Settlers on the Maori Group

Before the 1840s there were many European groups that impacted Maori culture with positive, negative, major and minor impacts. These main groups that impacted Maori culture were the Explorers, Traders, Missionaries and the Sealers and Whalers. Some of these groups had major impacts on Maori culture and some of them had minor impacts. The explorers… View Article

South Korea and New Zealand Relations

“New Zealand continues to stand with South Korea”. When New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says “stands with,” he is signifying the key element to the positive diplomatic relations between New Zealand and South Korea that have existed for fifty years: New Zealand standing ‘side by side’ with South Korea. He emphasises that New Zealanders… View Article

How are people presented in at Hiruharama?

In the Prose ‘At Hiruharama’ women are presented in a very positive light. ‘Why, yes it must be six months since he came, ‘ said kitty, as though she was making a conversation’. Even though kitty in labor she is making a conversation that shows how relaxed she is, the author may want to portray… View Article

Analyse the cause and effects of the New Zealand Wars

There have been many New Zealand Wars which have impacted the Maori. Throughout the history of New Zealand there have been several wars and all of them having different causes and effects. The Wars starting after the treaty, with wars like the Wairau incident, Kingitanga movement these wars have affected the Maori for a long… View Article

Niki Caro’s Whale Rider – An analysis in relation to journeys

The inner journey is one which involves the hurdling of psychological barriers, as well as cultural and social obstacles, rather than just a physical trek. The novel Things Fall Apart (1958) by Chinua Achebe and the film Whale Rider (2002) by Niki Caro both address the overcoming of emotional boundaries, while following the progress of… View Article

The spatial pattern of tourism development in Rotorua

Rotorua is one of the most popular tourist destinations in New Zealand. Tourism and tourism development has occurred in Rotorua due to geothermal activity, Maori culture, lake related activities and other cultural attractions. Tourism development has build up around these natural and cultural attractions and a specific spatial pattern of tourism development can be seen…. View Article

The Film “A Whale of a Ride”

The film “Whale Rider” took me on a whale of an emotional ride. Though there is a recurrent and overarching feeling of “great-whale-in-the-sea” calm, strength and beauty, there is a strong undercurrent of emotional turmoil, with which each of the main characters struggle. Each experiences an Eriksonian/Psychosocial crisis: At 12 years old, the main character,… View Article